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  • Chicago's Midway to hold emergency simulation

    CHICAGO – Chicago's second largest airport is planning to simulate a major airplane emergency to test its response procedures.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Gov. Rauner appoints new medical marijuana director

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed an attorney from his staff to direct the state's medical marijuana program.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Group plans events to mark Eastland Disaster centennial

    CHICAGO – A historical group plans events this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of when the Eastland ship sank on the Chicago River, killing 844 p ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Happy hour bill awaits Gov. Rauner’s approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois Senate to hold hearing on freezing property taxes

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate will consider a proposed property tax freeze when the chamber reconvenes for the first time since the regular legisl ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Out-of-state birds banned from Illinois fairs, exhibitions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is banning out-of-state birds from exhibitions and fairs around the state to help stem the spread ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland to headline 2015 Chicago Blues Festival

    CHICAGO — Buddy Guy and Shemekia Copeland are among the artists headlining this year's Chicago Blue Festival in the city's Grant Park.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Brother had sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert at Yorkville High School, sister says

    WASHINGTON – A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused by former House Speaker Dennis Hastert during the years when the GOP leader was a wr ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • State Farm CEO, who's led company since 1985, stepping down

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm Insurance Cos. announced Thursday that Chief Operating Officer Michael Tipsord will become its next chief executive, succeedi ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Kirk to donate $10,000 contribution from Hastert to charity

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is donating a $10,000 campaign contribution he received from former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to charity.
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • House advances workers’ comp bill, hosts heated debate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • McLean County loses appeal of legal fees in federal lawsuit

    BLOOMINGTON – An Illinois appeals court has ruled that McLean County isn't entitled to be reimbursed $500,000 in legal fees spent defending itself in ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Federal agents remove items from Schock's Illinois office

    PEORIA – Federal agents removed items from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign office in central Illinois on Thursday, according to published rep ...
    June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Student faces new charges in ‘50 Shades of Grey’ re-enactment incident

    CHICAGO – A former University of Illinois at Chicago student cleared in a sexual assault case involving re-enactment of parts of “Fifty Shades of Grey ...
    June 4, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • State planes used by Illinois officials grounded in cost-cutting move

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Dozens of state employees and top Illinois officials will be affected by Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to ground the state's airplan ...
    June 4, 2015 - 1:20 pm
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